Mike Dunbar

Rain can’t extinguish hot talk about water

It used to be that when it rained, concerns about drought began to dry up. But this drought is so severe that those who want part of the state’s limited water supply are still working furiously to get it. The battle was waged on two fronts last week.

Mike Dunbar

Mike Dunbar: Why the water bond must pass

It is utterly crucial that Proposition 1 passes. If it doesn’t, then the people who have targeted “our” water – the Tuolumne, Merced and Stanislaus rivers – will become even more desperate to get it. And with their greater resources, political clout and money, it will be harder to stop them. The only way to save our water is for this bond to pass.

Mike Dunbar

Mike Dunbar: One hero's story

The tank was on fire. Out in front of the others, it had been hit by an armor-piercing shell during the fierce fighting on Iwo Jima. The men inside scrambled to get out, knowing they would be running into a hail of bullets. But it was either that or die in the tank.

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